Monday, May 27, 2024


Press the title below for The Pillar’s take on the on-going scandal of liturgical chaos and violence in the Syro-Malarbar Eastern Rite Church of India. 

As far as I am concerned, we should not focus on who is responsible for the Syro-Malabar liturgy impasse, but what is responsible. And it is:


Yes, you read that correctly, from the pope to the patriarch to the Syro-Malabar Synod, liturgists, clergy and laity, there is rigidity! And it isn’t just there.

Why not just say that “ad orientem” is the norm but facing the people for their Liturgy is an option to be determined by the bishop and pastor of a particular parish. If there is more than one Sunday Liturgy, one should be facing the people. 

This rigidity can be applied to the Latin Rite resting with the pope and His Holiness’ underlings. The liturgical norm for the Modern Latin Rite Mass is facing the people, but one of those multiple Sunday Masses in a parish should be ad orientem. 

The norm in the Latin Rite is the Modern Mass, but the Ancient Latin Mass is allowed especially in parishes with multiple Masses.

Flexibility in these sorts of things creates liturgical harmony, not chaos, division and liturgical violence! 

From the Pillar: 


Who’s responsible for ending the Syro-Malabar liturgy impasse?

If no one is obviously in charge, is it any wonder the dispute is dragging on for years?


Bob said...

I have no trouble laying rests totally on modernist waffling Rome, who first changed our own ancient rite, causing our own internal schism problems...

and then who stood idly and approvingly by as the ancient churches of India in union with Rome then adopted piecemeal those same changes with same internal schisms...

and where waffling Holy Rome and Holy Francis then further assaulted our own ancient rite, while at same time taking sides with the ancient Indian rite churches...

It is a well known fact that children raised by mentally ill parents often develop mental illness...

TJM said...

Drawn to Tradition: Chartres Pilgrimage Attracts Devotees of the Latin Mass
A record number 18,000 pilgrims from around the world took part in the 62-mile walk from Our Lady in Paris to Our Lady in Chartres, ‘all here for Christ…’

Can you imagine anyone marching 62 miles for the Novus Ordo? LOL